Tahoe Triple

The Tahoe Double or Triple or Quadzilla Dare!!

A Thursday -Sunday you will never forget
 9PM start times

Honor Roll of Finishers

The  Tahoe  Double or Triple Dare

The Tahoe Double Dare (2 x 72.2 miles)

  1. The 1st 72 miler will start at 9 PM Thursday after the Triple Dinner at the Hard Rock and finish at the Hard Rock.
  2. It will run clockwise around the lake staying on the shoulder facing traffic or on the sidewalk or bike paths on the lake side of the lake.
  3. The first 72 is completely self supporting with no time limit.
  4. Wear appropriate lighting and reflective clothing. You need a head lamp.
  5. Text your start and finish time to the official timer. Get number at the orientation meeting.

The Triple Dare  (3 x 72.2 miles)

  1. All three 72's will start at 9 PM

  2. The first two 72's you are completely on your own.

  3. Do not wear your race number.

  4. Wear appropriate lighting and reflective clothing. You need a head lamp.

  5. Day one and two you will text your start and finish time to the timer.
  6. Day one you run counter clockwise
  7. Day two clockwise around the lake.
  8. Day three counter clockwise and start with the 72 Mile Mid-night express also at 9PM.
  9. There is no time limit. Be safe.
  10. Text your time to Lucian Lake at 707-334-6884 at the conclusion of each of your races.
  11. Check your course on www.googleearth.com
  12. Plot your mileage my using www.mapmyrun.com

The 72 Mile Midnight Express
(Is the 2nd lap of the Double Dare or the 3rd lap of the Triple Dare)

  1. The Midnight Express will start between the entrance of Pope Beach and  the City limits sign on Highway 89 just north of South Lake Tahoe and run counter clockwise around the lake.
  2. Have your crew drop you off. There is no parking there.
  3. Wear appropriate lighting and reflective clothing. You need a head lamp.
  4. The official start line is on the bike path approximately one half mile south of Pope Beach entrance and the finish line, and about 15 yards off Hwy 89. It will be completely dark without any street lights.
  5. The finish line is inside Pope Beach, same as the Marathon and other races.
  6. Be sure you have a headlamp for the first half mile until you get into city lights.
  7. The course is on the bike path or city sidewalks going through California.
  8. Wear as much reflective clothing and flashing lights as you can.
  9. There will be an orientation meeting at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at the Expo on Saturday afternoon at 3PM. 
  10. You will travel counter clockwise around Lake Tahoe.
  11. The finish line is at the Marathon Finish on Pope Beach.
  12. The first 46 miles will be unsupported after the start.
  13. You will need a support vehicle and crew.
  14. Support vehicle-person will be allowed to support up to 3 runners maximum.
  15. The support vehicle-person will need to monitor your well being and tend to your nutritional needs for the first 46 miles.
  16. Mile 46 is the start line area of the Lake Tahoe Marathon.
  17. The last 26.2 miles will be supported during the time of the Lake Tahoe Marathon.
  18. See Elevation Chart
  19.  If you have questions contact our Tahoe 72 Ultra Director, Lucia Lake 1-(707)-334-6884 email


The Midnight Express course:

  • The start line has no lights, except for what you wear, for the first half mile. (Ultra Director Lucia Lake will start you and will lead you out of the darkness)
  • The first 9-10 miles will have street lights as you go through South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, and Round Hill.
  • You will need a light and reflective clothing and some flashing safety lights on your clothes.
  • Traffic will be very light during the middle of the night, but never the less dangerous
  • The course is on the road with a few bike paths to move on to whenever possible.
  • Shoulders are narrow in several places and especially going up Highway 50 towards Spooner Summit from Glenbrook.
  • The Cave Rock tunnel (about 40 yards long) is at about the 13 mile mark and has a very narrow shoulder and sidewalk and is dark.
  • Note: The  (one day) Around the Lake 72 mile ultra record is held by Rae Clark with a time of approximately  9:06:11 set in 1982. Find the Sept 2009 story on Peter Lubbers Blog

Peter Lubbers GPS 2006 account of first 46 miles of the Midnight Express 72 mile ultra, before batteries went dead. Click on link below


5" stand up Finishers Medal for your desk
license plate holder
Marathon finishers neck medal
Overall trophy for male and female
All entrants get:

Event Wind Shirt
Racing Singlet
Finish Line hoopla
New friends
A weekend  you will never forget

If you have questions contact our Tahoe 72 Ultra director, Lucia Lake 1-(707)-334-6884 email



See list of Double Dare Finishers

Rudy Montoya & Mark Dorman plus crew